Pukas / Mega
This is the model that helped Gabriel reach the Superstar status. Designed for strong waves (either small or big), Gabriel has won on the Pukas MEGA the Junior and the 6 Star Lacanau Pro, the WT Quik Pro France and the WT Rip Curl Search in San Francisco, taking down a few big names like Kelly, Julian, Parko, T.Knox, Wilco in his way, just to name a few.
Shaper J. Cabianca shows us his technical zapping ability and knowledge with the MEGA. This board is developed for power surfing in all kind of conditions.
Key for the success of the MEGA is the design in the bottom half of the board, which features a deeper rocker in the rail and less rocker in the stringer, combined with a different fin placement (closer together and more splay).
All these technical stuff means that the board pívots and turns easily at high speed. The faster the board, the better it works; being that you are a good surfer of that the conditions are on. A slightly bigger fin is recommended.
Gabriel surfed the Quik Pro France and the Rip Curl Search San Francisco on 5’11” x 18 ½ x 2 ¼ with almost 25 litres. Check out our size-charts to get you in the loop of sizes and volumes, and compare it to other models or the board you ride.
For your information, Gabriel loves riding the MEGA with the swallow tail, even though you can order it in up to 3 different tails.
Fins // Tri fin.
Tail // Squash, swallow or round
Waves // The hollower the wave, the better it will work
Surfer Level // Advanced to expert.
|5’10”||18 1/4||2 3/16||23,68|
|6’0”||18 1/2||2 1/4||25,37|
|6’2”||18 5/8||2 1/3||26,95|
|6’4”||18 3/4||2 3/8||28,54|
Gabriel’s quote: “This Title is ours”
Having Gabriel qualifying for the WT on Pukas Surfboards was a major milestone for us. Having Gabriel winning the Quik Pro France a few months after was even better (in his rookie year!). Gabriel did it in front a crowded beach at Hossegor after beating Kelly Slater, Taylor Knox, Julian Wilson and a bunch more. He won the contest in a Pukas MEGA, and listen to his words on the video: “This title is ours!”.
Final: Gabriel Medina x Julian Wilson
WT Quik Pro France
Final: Gabriel Medina x Joel Parkinson
WT Rip Curl Search San Francisco
One of many 10 point rides
The Medina Collection
Johnny is guilty for this collection. Considered one of the best shaper in the field, this collection has pushed Gabriel to new boundaries and has made the rest of us (average and amateurs surfers), surf a bit better.
It was 2009 and Gabriel was still an unknown brazilian grom. He was already surfing on his Pukas DFK shaped by Johnny Cabianca when he signed a career changing performance.
The latest acquisition to the Medina Collection. This board proudly stands between the DFK (better surfer and waves) and the The GAME (worse waves). It’s the perfect board for the amateur surfer.
The Pukas Game might be the easiest board from the Medina Collection range. Gabriel owed the crowd at the ASP San Miguel Zarautz Pro WQS with a backside Kerrupt Flip. A perfect demonstration of how good this board goes when shitty waves are on offer.